David Walliams has been warned to tone down his outrageous comments. The 40-year-old comic has reportedly been reprimanded by Britain’s Got Talent bosses who fear his lewd humour is too much for the show’s early evening time slot.
A source told The Sun newspaper: “A lot of Walliams’ comments need editing out. It certainly can’t go on for the rest of filming. If we don’t get clean comments, that act won’t get a big showing.
“It’s a learning curve. He was very funny but we need him to be more family-friendly. But we’re still confident we made the right choice. Simon Cowell loves the banter and thinks the new panel has great chemistry.”
David made a string of flirty sexual comments towards fellow judge Simon, including asking: “Did that raise you up?” when a gay ballroom dance duo performed to Westlife hit ‘You Raise Me Up.’
He then went on to describe a scenario of himself and the music mogul re-enacting the performance and added: “You would be the lifter. You understand what I mean.”
At the second day of auditions in Manchester on Saturday (21.01.12), Simon told the audience: “David behaved very badly yesterday.”
Despite his comments, show bosses are delighted with David’ s introduction to the judging panel alongside Simon, Amanda Holden and fellow newcomer Alesha Dixon.
An insider told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “We’re thrilled with the natural chemistry between the judges – and hope it will continue throughout the series.
“The banter between David Walliams and Simon Cowell has been hysterical – they both give as good as they get which is going to make really entertaining television.”Join TVScoop on Facebook for exclusive competitions and gossip